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Police investigate after a man was struck by two vehicles as he crossed the Bruckner Expressway.--Photo by Edwin Soto

A Look Back: Man Critical After Crossing Busy Bruckner Expressway

Miracle in Soundview; Man Critical After Crossing Busy Highway by David Greene Detectives are currently trying to confirm the identity of a man fighting for his life at Jacobi Hospital, after being struck by two vehicles as he crossed a […]

by · February 26, 2017 · News
Lining the steps of Brooklyn's Borough Hall, protesters called for a halt to the temporary immigration ban. Photo courtesy of Abdul Razak Al-Kabili

Lawsuit Blocks Trump’s Executive Order Immigration Ban

by David Greene Immigrants, visitors and refugees from seven predominantly Muslim nations are once again being allowed to travel to the United States after a federal judge in Seattle, WA., deemed the ban unconstitutional. On January 27 President Donald Trump […]

by · February 26, 2017 · Immigration Issues, News
Former NY Giants (l-r): Justin Tuck and Stephen Baker sign autographs for fans during a Super Bowl viewing party at Empire City Casino on Yonkers, N.Y. Photo courtesy of Empire City Casino

Empire City Casino Hosts Giants and “Laugh Fest”

EMPIRE CITY CASINO HOSTS SUPERBOWL LI PARTY AND LAUGHFEST … Football fans turned out in droves to Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway as former players Justin Tuck and Stephen Baker hosted a Super Bowl viewing party held on Sunday, […]

by · February 26, 2017 · Bulletin Board, News
Grandson Returns Home to Face the Music in Co-op City Killing

Grandson Returns Home to Face the Music in Co-op City Killing

by David Greene After seven long moths the NYPD has announced the arrest of a grandson wanted in connection with the brutal stabbing death of his elderly grandfather, murdered inside his Co-op City apartment. According to officials, Marcus Dobson, 37, […]

by · February 25, 2017 · Crime, Local News, News, Police Blotter
An ambulance leaves the scene at Sedgwick Avenue, minutes after the off-duty officer was declared dead. Photo by David Greene

NYPD Housing Sargeant Likely Took Own Life in Jerome Park

Officer Likely Took Own Life in Jerome Park by David Greene An off-duty NYPD Housing Bureau police officer apparently taken his own life at his home, opposite the Jerome Park Reservoir in the Jerome Park section of the borough. A […]

by · February 24, 2017 · Local News, News
James P. O'Neill, NYC's 43rd Police commissioner

NYPD Policy on Immigration Status

The NYPD is committed to maintaining a welcoming environment for immigrant communities while also maintaining public safety for all. With this backdrop, the NYPD believes it is important to reiterate our immigration related policies. The NYPD accepts the city’s IDNYC […]

Firefighter's frantically attempt to reach to victims who perished on the Bronx River Parkway last Friday morning. Photo by Edwin Soto

Two Brothers Killed in Early Morning Crash in Wakefield

by David Greene Two brothers were killed in a horrific automobile crash in the Wakefield section, the site of a similar crash more than a decade ago.   Emergency personnel were called to the northbound Bronx River Parkway at East […]

by · February 24, 2017 · Local News, News
Cuomo Beefs Up Anti-Hate Crimes Efforts

Cuomo Beefs Up Anti-Hate Crimes Efforts

With heightened concerns over anti-Semitic acts in New York and around the country, Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday unveiled a push to combat hate crimes. Cuomo, who met with 50 religious leaders from across the state in New York City, […]

by · February 24, 2017 · Cultures, News
Police and fire department vehicles shutdown Jerome Avenue after a partial collapse of a 2-story public parking garage on Jerome Avenue.--Photo by David Greene

Early Morning Collapse at Bedford Park Parking Garage Destroys 20 – 30 Vehicles in Bedford Park

by David Greene Automobile owners who parked their vehicles at a public indoor parking garage in Bedford Park have been anxiously awaiting news if their vehicles were destroyed, after a large section of the second floor collapsed and pancaked onto […]

by · February 20, 2017 · Local News, News
Cesar Villavicencio (left) was found not guilty in the death of Pamela Stockwell, in a photo from a 2008 Halloween party. Credit: Bolton

Hall of Justice or Hall of Shame?

7-Years Later Jury Believes Death was Overdose and Not Strangulation by David Greene   Twelve jurors hearing evidence in an alleged strangulation murder have taken the defense attorney’s alternative theory that despite severe bruising and a rocky relationship, the woman […]

Two Brothers Killed in Early Morning Crash in Wakefield

Two Brothers Killed in Early Morning Crash in Wakefield

Two Brothers Killed in Early Morning Crash in Wakefield by David Greene Two brothers were killed in a horrific automobile crash in the Wakefield section, the site of a similar crash more than a decade ago. Emergency personnel were called […]

by · February 18, 2017 · Local News, News, Police Affairs
BREAKING: Jazz Musician Al Jarreau Dead at 76

BREAKING: Jazz Musician Al Jarreau Dead at 76

Legendary jazz musician Al Jarreau dead at 76   NBC News reports that seven-time Grammy winning musician Al Jarreau has died at the age of 76. He had been hospitalized two weeks earlier due to exhaustion, leading him to cancel […]

by · February 12, 2017 · Breaking News, News
State Assembly Passes Moratorium On NYC Carryout Bag Fee

State Assembly Passes Moratorium On NYC Carryout Bag Fee

  Speaker Carl Heastie Statement on Carry-out Bag Fee Moratorium Tuesday’s vote to enact a moratorium on New York City’s local law to impose a fee on carryout bags is not an ending, it is a beginning. We all share the […]

by · February 12, 2017 · Government, News
The NYS CAPITOL BUILDING, ALBANY,

Assembly Approves 5-cent Bag Fee Delay

The Democratic-led Assembly approved a one-year delay in enacting a 5-cent bag tax in New York City and the measure now goes to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who is yet to take a public position on the issue. “It makes sense […]

by · February 8, 2017 · News
State COA to Hear Facebook

State COA to Hear Facebook

Time Warner/Spectrum News Report ALBANY, N.Y. – Facebook is taking its fight over digital privacy to the state’s highest court Tuesday. The company is challenging search warrants from Manhattan prosecutors who sought the account information of more than 380 people […]

by · February 7, 2017 · News